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Roma
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Battleship | Italy | Tier VIII
Tech Tree Position
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General
Purchase price13,100 Doubloons
Hit Points65,400 
Main Battery
381 mm/50 OTO 19343 х 3 pcs.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time30 sec.
Rotation Speeddeg./sec.
180 Degree Turn Time30 sec.
Firing Range18.12 km.
Maximum Dispersion243 m.
HE Shell381 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage5,100 
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell24 %
Initial HE Shell Velocity880 m./s.
HE Shell Weight824.3 kg.
AP Shell381 mm proiettili AP 
Maximum AP Shell Damage12,000 
Initial AP Shell Velocity850 m./s.
AP Shell Weight884.8 kg.
Secondary Armament #1
90 mm/50 OTO 193912 х 1 pcs.
Firing Range6.6 km.
Rate of Fire15 shots/min.
Reload Timesec.
HE Shell90 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage1,300 
Initial HE Shell Velocity860 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #2
152 mm/55 OTO 19362 х 3 pcs.
Firing Range6.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell152 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
Secondary Armament #3
152 mm/55 OTO 19362 х 3 pcs.
Firing Range6.6 km.
Rate of Fireshots/min.
Reload Time12 sec.
HE Shell152 mm proiettili HE 
Maximum HE Shell Damage2,100 
Initial HE Shell Velocity950 m./s.
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell%
AA Defense
90 mm/50 OTO 193912 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second114 
. . . Firing Range3.99 km.
20 mm/65 Breda 193516 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second54.4 
. . . Firing Range2.01 km.
37 mm/54 Breda 19378 х 2 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second92.8 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
37 mm/54 Breda 19394 х 1 pcs.
. . . Average Damage per Second35.6 
. . . Firing Range3.51 km.
Maneuverability
Maximum Speed30 knot
Turning Circle Radius810 m.
Rudder Shift Time15.6 sec.
Concealment
Surface Detectability Range14.94 km.
Air Detectability Range10.68 km.
Battle Levels
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VIII
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Roma — Italian premium Tier VIII battleship.

A Littorio-class battleship. She carried powerful main battery guns for a ship of her size, was protected by reliable side armor, and had good torpedo protection. However, the ship did not have good AA capabilities to efficiently counteract airstrikes.

Roma was first released for sale on 18 January 2018.

Modules

Main Battery Guns Rate of Fire
(shots/min)
180° Turn Time
(sec)
Maximum Dispersion
(m)
Maximum HE Shell Damage
(HP)
Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell
(%)
Maximum AP Shell Damage
(HP)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
381 mm/50 OTO 19342302435,1002412,000 00
Hull Hit Points
(HP)
Armor
(mm)
Armor
(mm)
Main Turrets
(pcs.)
Secondary Gun Turrets
(pcs.)
AA Mounts
(pcs.)
Torpedo Tubes
(pcs.)
Hangar Capacity
(pcs.)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Roma65,40013380312/48/4/16/120 00
Fire Control System Firing Range Increase
(%)
Maximum Firing Range
(km)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
SDT 8018.1 00
Engine Maximum Speed
(knot)
Research price
(exp)
Purchase price
(Credits)
Propulsion: 128,200 hp30 00

Compatible Upgrades

 Slot 1  Main Armaments Modification 1 Auxiliary Armaments Modification 1 Magazine Modification 1 Spotting Aircraft Modification 1 Damage Control Party Modification 1
 Slot 2  Damage Control System Modification 1 Engine Room Protection
 Slot 3  Main Battery Modification 2 Secondary Battery Modification 1 AA Guns Modification 1 Aiming Systems Modification 1
 Slot 4  Damage Control System Modification 2 Propulsion Modification 1 Steering Gears Modification 1
 Slot 5  Torpedo Lookout System Concealment System Modification 1 Ship Consumables Modification 1

Player Opinion

Performance

Roma is a fast, mobile battleship with exceptional stealth. Boasting better speed and maneuverability than even Japanese counterpart Amagi, Roma can quickly move around the map and take strategic positions before other battleships can get there.

Roma’s stealth is one of her primary assets, capable of getting her into positions undetected; her detection range is nearly best-in-tier for a battleship (the British Monarch edges her slightly). Also in the positive column: the performance of her main battery shells. They have similar ballistics to Amagi, and captains familiar with that ship will be comfortable using Roma’s guns. Her dispersion is fairly poor, however, and her excellent shell velocity is somewhat misleading; Roma will actually struggle to land citadels and regular penetrations against broadside cruisers. Due to the excellent penetration characteristics of her shells, she will frequently over-penetrate lightly-armored targets instead of hammering them. The amazing penetration values of her main battery are nearly unparalleled and new captains are advised to allow for an adjustment period in learning when to fire her guns to land maximum damage against enemy targets.

Roma’s anti-aircraft defenses are downright atrocious. She edges out Tirpitz and Amagi in the AA department, but only just, and her AA suite has a mere 4.0 km maximum range. Captains are well-advised to stick close to friendly ships for air protection in matches that feature aircraft carriers. Her armor scheme is fair overall, though Roma has a major weakness in her raised citadel; if caught broadside, she can take massive amounts of damage. Angling is typically effective in avoiding such hits.

Her speed and stealth are Roma's biggest assets. No other battleship at Tier VIII combines the speed and stealth that Roma boasts. In addition to being able to sneak up to enemies and catch unsuspecting cruisers broadside, she can use her strengths to retreat into stealth in disadvantageous situations. As long as enemy planes are not present or are kept in check, Roma is a solid ship with all the tools necessary to contribute to her team's success.

Pros:

  • Outstanding AP penetration
  • Excellent shell velocity
  • Excellent main battery traverse speed
  • Great armor protection, comparable to Vladivostok
  • Good torpedo protection at 38%.
  • Excellent concealment.
  • Good agility for a battleship.

Cons:

  • AP penetration is so high it can be excessive at times, leading to many over-penetrations
  • Poorly performing HE shells
  • Short main battery range
  • At times, the accuracy and shell grouping can be shockingly poor
  • Poorly armored main turrets are often disabled/destroyed
  • Weak AA and secondary suites.
  • The citadel sits above the waterline, much like Soviet battleships.


Research

As a premium ship, Roma doesn't have any upgrades to research.

Optimal Configuration

Upgrades

The recommended upgrades for Roma are as follows:

Slot 3 offers several options. Most captains may find Aiming Systems Modification 1 most useful for decreasing the main battery's maximum dispersion value. Captains building Roma around her secondaries may opt for Secondary Battery Modification 1 (Extends firing range and increases firing accuracy of the secondary battery: +20% secondary battery firing range. / -20% secondary battery dispersion.) for the increased secondary range and rate of reload. Alternatively, AA Guns Modification 1 (Improves AA efficiency: +20% reduction in the preparation time of the priority AA sector.) can be mounted for faster sector reinforcement deployment.

Slot 4 is most commonly filled with Steering Gears Modification 1 for the reduction in rudder shift time it provides. Captains looking to improve upon Roma's survivability may find Damage Control System Modification 2 (Accelerates fire extinguishing and recovery from flooding: -15% flooding recovery time. / -15% fire duration.) more useful. This upgrade reduces the time required to extinguish fires or repair flooding.

Commander Skills

A basic survivability build works quite well for Roma, complimenting her armor scheme and concealment nicely. As with all other build suggestions, however, this is a recommended build, and thus subject to a degree of personalization. Captains are encouraged to pick and choose skills that fit their play style.

Consumables

Roma can equip the following consumables:

Spotting Aircraft is recommended over Catapult Fighter, as Roma’s main gun range is very short, and captains will invariably want to extend it on occasion.

Camouflage

As a premium ship, Roma comes included with Type 10 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.

Signals

As a battleship, Roma’s main task is to remain as durable as possible whilst providing supporting fire for the team. Therefore, signals that help increase Roma’s survivability, such as India Delta (+20% to the amount of HP recovered when the Repair Party consumable is used.) and India Yankee (-20% to fire duration.), are highly recommended. And as a premium ship, signals that increase credit and experience gain per battle are also highly recommended for players that need credits and those that wish to have a dedicated captain for Roma.

Note: Use of the Juliet Charlie signal makes detonation impossible.

Gallery

Historical Info

Historical Gallery

Video

References

  1. Italian battleship Roma (1940) - Wikipedia
  2. Littorio-class battleship - Wikipedia
  3. All Roads Lead to Roma - News - World of Warships
  4. Armada: Roma - News - World of Warships
  5. Dry Dock: Roma - News - World of Warships
  6. Armada in 90 seconds: Roma - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
  7. Dry Dock: Roma - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube
  8. Roma Arrives! - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube


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